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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Maine-based retailer Olympia Sports announced it will be closing dozens of stores, including 22 in Massachusetts.
The New England footwear and apparel chain was bought out by JackRabbit in October. The 76 stores that are closing were apparently not part of that sale to the lifestyle brand.
In addition to 22 stores shuttering in Mass., 2 in Rhode Island and 7 in New Hampshire will close.
"Storewide discounts will be offered on all Men's, Women's and Kids' sneakers, running shoes, basketball shoes, boots, joggers, sweatpants, hoodies, sweatshirts, long and short sleeved t-shirts, coats, socks, hats, and much more," said SB360 Capital Partners in a statement.
Executives for Olympia also say there's no need to wait for Black Friday deals, with closing sales beginning Friday.
Store locations closing in Massachusetts include:
Auburn: Auburn Mall
Boston: Prudential Center
Brockton: Westgate Mall
Burlington: Burlington Mall
Chelmsford: Eastgate Plaza
Fairhaven: Berdon Plaza
Franklin: Franklin Village Shopping Center
Gardner: Timpany Plaza
Gloucester: Gloucester Crossing
Harwich: Harwich Commons Shop. Plaza
Leominister: The Mall At Whitney Field
Lowell: Sunrise Plaza
Marlboro: Solomon Pond Mall
Newburyport: Market Basket Plaza
North Andover: North Andover Mall
North Attleboro: Emerald Square Mall
Orleans: Skaket Corner Shopping Center
Pembroke: North River Plaza
Rowley: Rowley Marketplace
Springfield: Eastfield Mall
Taunton: Silver City Galleria
Ware: Gibbs Crossing
A full list of closings can be found here.
Olympia Sports first opening South Portland, Maine in 1977. They grew to more than 150 locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest.